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  • University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why medicine after your graduate degree?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"How did you get where you are now? (I have gone to school in really different places)" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Tell me about your family (I have a spouse and child)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing out of the ordinary, but a nice conversation." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Not a difficult question, but I was my interviewers first interview ever. That is an awkward situation because it doesn't flow like a normal interview." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my AMCAS, secondary, looked at their website, SDN, interview feedback, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nice setup for the interviews. Very organized day, a bit long though. I liked seeing the anatomy labs in action and meeting the students. Also, they have special events for minority applicants which is a unique feature of this school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I was the only non-Ivy interviewee that day. I found the people I was interviewing with to be a bit stuck up. However, I did not get that impression from the students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"What an exhausting day! The interviews are in the afternoon, so you have already been inundated with information for 5 hours by then. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Penn is a great school that still makes an effort to sell the program. The curriculum is nice because they shrink it to 18 months of pre-clinical, giving you more time for electives, research, etc. later on. The facilities are gorgeous, the campus is beautiful, and the students were for the most part really happy. The only down side was Philly, which is definitely a lesser city than others in the NE." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2004

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